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Week 6: Three BPS football games to watch

Posted by Justin Rice  October 11, 2012 04:02 PM

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No. 1 West Roxbury (2-2) vs. Burke (1-3) at White Stadium 3 p.m. Friday

Coming off an impressive 22-6 win against East Boston, West Roxbury should have no problem handling Burke.

Burke, which only has one win this season due to forfeit, would love to knock off the Raiders. But more realistically, the Bulldogs will be looking to get their offense on track on Friday afternoon. They have only scored one touchdown, against Bellingham in a 33-6 loss. They have yet to score on a city league opponent.

Burke’s defense on the other hand hasn’t been horrible, allowing 17 points per game.

Westie has only averaged 15 points, all of which has come from its ground game. Quarterback David Bertucci would love to finally get the passing game going. The junior has yet to throw a TD pass this season.

No. 2 Charlestown (0-4) vs. Boston English (2-2) at Saunders Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Friday

English looks to get back on track after its two-game win streak was ended in overtime by O’Bryant, 22-14 last Friday.

O’Bryant underestimated English going into that game and had to fight to pull out the win. Now it’s English’s turn to try to guard against a letdown against a winless Charlestown team on Friday.

If nothing else, the game should be low scoring. English is only allowing 7.5 points per game, but only scores 10.5 points per game.

On the other hand, it could be a breakout game for English’s offense as Charlestwon is giving up 28.3 points per game.

The Townies have only scored one TD this season.

No. 3 South Boston (0-5) vs. Brighton (1-3) at White Stadium at 10 a.m. Saturday

Both teams need a pick-me-up and this game should be just what the doctor ordered.

South Boston is 0-5 for the first time in coach Sean Guthrie’s tenure and Brighton is struggling to reach its potential after tough loses to Martha’s Vineyard, Greater Lawrence and Madison Park.

Both teams are struggling defensively as Brighton has allowed 30 points per game and Southie has given up 26.2 per game.

After scoring 20 points in an overtime loss to Latin Academy in the opening week of the season, South Boston’s offense has also sputtered. It was blanked by Dorchester and English, and only put up a total of 18 points against Wayland and Blue Hills.

Brighton, however, probably has the most balanced attack in the city even though it only averages 13 points. It has scored three touchdowns on the ground this year and four in the air.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
  • Ryan Butler -- A Rhode Island native and avid Boston sports fan, Butler played basketball, baseball and football throughout his time in Barrington Public Schools. Now currently in his middler year at Northeastern University, he joins Boston.com as a correspondent for the site's BPS coverage. Have a story idea? Contact him at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on his Twitter @butler_globe.
Also expect updates from Boston.com High School sports editor Zuri Berry and the Globe staff.